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Title
"Lucky" Baldwin's Stable
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1886]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
In 1875, Elias Jackson Baldwin--known to all as "Lucky"--purchased approximately 8,000 acres of the Rancho Santa Anita ranch in the San Gabriel Valley and began training thoroughbred horses. In 1885, with Volante (pictured), he won the American Derby at Washington Park, then the most prestigious race in the country for three-year-olds. Baldwin also built the first version of the Santa Anita race track on his estate in 1907; two years later, following Baldwin's death, horse racing was banned in California and the track was forced to close.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00049054
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Horseracing; S-003-108 4x5
CARL0000052868
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/102597
Subject
Santa Anita Ranch (Calif.)
Baldwin, Elias Jackson,--1828-1909--Homes and haunts
Volante (Race horse)
Horses--California--Arcadia
Young men--California--Arcadia
Horseback riding--California--Arcadia
Race horses--United States
Stables--California--Arcadia
Arcadia (Calif.)

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